#EndSARS: Former IGP Tafa Balogun, Appeals To Police Officers To Return To Duty

Following the crisis of the #EndSARS protests it has been reported that police officers across the country have become scared to resume duty, however, former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun has urged the police officers to return to their duty posts.

During the #EndSARS protest which was hijacked by hoodlums, many police stations were burnt and policemen were killed, this has left them complaining that their morale to work has dropped and unable to resume duty.

However, in a statement released on Thursday, November 12, Balogun who was the former police chief from 2002 to 2005, urged officers to forge ahead because their concerns are currently being handled by police authorities and the federal government.

“I urge all members of the Nigeria Police Force in our country to return to their duty posts and continue to provide the much needed security to our dear country, Nigeria; not minding the recent brutal attacks, arson, and acts of intimidation against the Police.

The Nigeria Police remain the first line of Internal Security as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution. Therefore, it behooves all and sundry not to betray the spirit of the Constitution.

I sincerely appeal and urge all my brothers and sisters in the Police Force to put the past behind us as the Federal and State Governments, as well as the police authorities, are positively and aggressively addressing the unprecedented provocative attacks on the police institution. We all love you.

Please, once again, I appeal to all of you to return to duty without further delay.”his statement read

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